The Indy is the Santa Barbara Independent’s podcast, hosted by Molly McAnany. On this week’s episode, our host covers the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. On the red carpet at the Virtuosos event, she speaks with actors Troy Kotsur and Emilia Jones on playing the father-daughter duo in CODA, a film about being the only hearing member of a deaf family. Screenwriter Sian Heder of CODA shares her writing process and working with her ASL master to show rather than tell. After background from Belfast‘s Kenneth Branagh at the Writer’s Panel, actress Caitríona Balfe shares her thoughts on playing Ma as well as the role of Irish women during The Troubles.

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